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Christine Schönberg

Christine Schönberg, Associate Professor

(Ph.D., University of Oldenburg, Germany)



Telephone886-7-5252000  ext. 5114

ExpertiseMarine ecology, Sponges

Research interestsBenthic invertebrates, Bioerosion, Effects of environmental change, Biodiversity

Selected recent publications :

1.   Marlow J, Bell JJ, Schaffer M, Haris A, Schönberg CHL (2021) Bioeroding sponge species from the Wakatobi region of southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. Zootaxa, 4996, 1-48.

2.   Schönberg CHL (2021) No taxonomy needed: sponge functional morphologies inform about environmental conditions. Ecological Indicators, 126, 107806.

3.   Pacheco C, Carballo JL, Cruz-Barraza JA, Schönberg CHL, Calcinai B (2020) Delimiting boundaries between species: excavating sponges close to Cliona mucronata (Demospongiae). Systematics and Biodiversity, 18, 573-591.

4.   Ashok AM, Laju RL, JKP Edward, CHL Schönberg (2019) Coral-killing sponge Terpios hoshinota in southeast India – bested by Acropora muricata? Marine Biodiversity, 49, 1069

5.   Achlatis M, van der Zande RM, Schönberg CHL, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Dove S (2019) Photosynthesis by symbiotic sponges enhances their ability to erode calcium carbonate. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 516, 140-149

6.   Marlow J, Schönberg CHL, Davis SK, Haris A, Jompa J, Bell JJ (2019) Bioeroding sponge assemblages: the importance of substrate availability and sediment. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK, 99, 343-358

7.   Fang JKH, Schönberg CHL, Mello-Athayde MA, Hoegh-Guldberg, O, Dove S (2018) Bleaching and mortality of a photosynthetic bioeroding sponge under future carbon dioxide emission scenarios. Oecologia, 187, 25-35

8.   Schönberg CHL, Fang JKH, Carreiro-Silva M, Tribollet A, Wisshak M (2017) Bioerosion: the other ocean acidification problem. ICES Journal of Marine Science 74, 895-925

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